Above: Two instances of wind from Tarkovsky's "Zerkalo" (Mirror), spliced together * New book due Aug 2012: Ecocinema Theory and Practice 'Most academic film studies professionals don't take nature film seriously, either historically or theoretically. Indeed, there are few better indications of the educationally counterproductive gap between the humanities and the sciences', Scott Macdonald,…Read more New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice
5 Dec 2010: ' Twelve essays in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway', Framing the World; explorations in ecocriticism and film,…Read more Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.
Ecocinema Is a term originally from a 2004 Scott MacDonald 'Towards an ecocinema' article. It was further explored in 2010 in Framing the world, explorations in ecocriticism and film, edited by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (I have written a short post about this book here). From that book ecocinematic films were classified as follows:ecocinematic films:-‘are films thatovertly engage…Read more what is ecocinema? an evolving term